Cooking Classes in Mokena

Can Blueberry Jam with the Manager of Edible Alchemy Co-Op

Hands-On Jam-Making Class

Pilsen

$35 $35

Andrea Mattson shows you how to spice fresh blueberries and cook them into jam before canning it to take home

50% Off Kids' Cooking Camp

Pied Piper Parties & Playschool

Lakeview

$60 $30

(7)

Kids participate in art projects, cooking, and interactive imagination games in a safe, supervised facility during three-hour cooking camps

Up to 62% Off Gourmet-Cupcake-Decorating Class

Learning Bar

Multiple Locations

$60 $25

Students only need to bring a desire to munch cupcakes to this fun, social class where they'll learn to decorate gourmet cupcakes

Cooking Fools – Up to 49% Off Pasta-Making Class

Cooking Fools

Wicker Park

$168 $85

Instructors help pupils craft fresh, light pasta and sauces usually found at restaurants, then host an after-class feast of the spoils

51% Off Coffee 101 Class at Ipsento Coffee House

Ipsento Coffee House

Bucktown

$80 $39

(220)

Hands-on class teaches proper methods of brewing coffee at home to make perfect cups every time; includes snacks and unlimited coffee

Up to 61% Off Sausage-Making Class

Westminster Hot Dog

Chicago

$140 $59

(109)

In two-hour classes, small groups create four different kinds of sausages before leaving with 3 pounds of links

48% Off Cake Decorating Class

Give Me Some Sugar

Roscoe Village

$75 $39

(73)

Chef instructors lead classes in basic cake decorating or working with fondant; all supplies provided

Up to 51% Off Cake-Decorating Class

Knightsbridge PME

Aurora

$40 $20

English- and Spanish-language classes teach students of all experience levels how to decorate desserts

Select Local Merchants

Flip Crêpes got its start on the Chicago Farmers Markets circuit in 2003, slinging its warm and sweet or savory treats to steadily growing flocks of customers. Eventually, the company outgrew its humble beginnings and expanded to a location inside the Ogilvie Transportation Center, where customers stop in for the crowd-pleasing crepes alongside a burgeoning roster of sandwiches and paninis. Four distinct menus address any and all cravings the day might present, including selections that tackle breakfast munchies with eggs and bacon, a passion for the savory with toasted options, salad cravings with fresh and crisp selections, and sweet teeth with desserts chock-full of Nutella, strawberries, and dulce de leche. The tender crepes will only wrap their eggy arms around healthy, high-quality ingredients, so the chefs avoid high-fructose corn syrup and other undesirable foodstuffs.

2136 W Fulton St
Chicago,
IL
US

Pied Piper Parties & Playschool provides enriching play for children of all ages with active classes and themed events. Using her experience working at a Montessori preschool, Stephanie Williams oversees the youth playschool and camp, while colleague chef Janelle Rinehart leads hands-on cooking classes that introduce nutrition and discuss where dinner comes from and why it can never go back. Youth playschool helps children 5 months–3 years gain social skills with four progressive classes filled with music, art projects, and story time. In cooking classes, youths up to 10 years old prepare sweet and savory treats with supervised use of cooking equipment. Two-hour parties celebrate kids with custom themes ranging from dinosaurs to princesses, and include games, cake, and take-home gift bags.

2864 N Lincoln Ave.
Chicago,
IL
US

Sometimes finicky eaters can become fascinated by food when they have a hand in making it themselves. The Kids' Table's proprietor Elena Marre discovered this with her own sons when they started helping her prepare meals. Eventually she took this idea and created her own family cooking school geared toward children aged 2–16.

During classes, kids prep produce at tot-sized countertops and sinks. They whisk together ingredients with tools calibrated to their little hands as they learn to appreciate varied flavors and textures apart from “plain” and “unslimey.” Parents can get in on the action by working alongside their tots during classes or by signing up to learn how to make baby food, create family meals, or please picky eaters.

2337 W North Ave
Chicago,
IL
US

Chef Naveen Sachar elucidates the fine art of Indian-fare preparation during a live BYOB cooking demonstration at Naveen’s Cuisine. Customers who opt for the demonstration-and-dinner night, held bimonthly, quickly find themselves enthralled by Naveen’s zest for northern-Indian delicacies as he chops and combines meats and vegetables before simmering them into sumptuous and spicy dishes. To enlighten and entertain his audience, the chef proffers extensive knowledge of Indian cuisine, cooking techniques, and terrifying anecdotes of mutinous kitchens throughout the demonstration. When the steaming entrees—be they masala, masoor dal, or murgh curry—announce their readiness by filling the room with their tantalizing aromas, patrons sit down to partake of a multiple-course dinner with their new comrades, allowing bottled drinks brought from home to lubricate conversation about the demonstration, their favorite dishes, and whether their esteemed chef might have an equally talented bachelor brother.

2325 W North Ave
Chicago,
IL
US

I Wish Lessons’ professionally guided classes convene in various venues throughout Chicago, Boston, DC, and Detroit, uniting and educating like-minded learners in vibrant social settings. The company’s hundreds of teachers have educated countless learners while introducing them to new friends and planning private events, including birthday parties and baby showers. Classes broach a multitude of engaging, lighthearted subjects, such as beer and bacon pairing, scotch tasting, cupcake decorating, and sushi rolling.

2248 W Belmont Ave
Chicago,
IL
US

The Chef Du Jour provides catering/event planning, cooking classes, and personal chef services. A Le Cordon Bleu graduate, Chef Rita will provide you with mouth-watering food, or teach you the skills to do it yourself through interactive classes.

50 Short Street
Clarendon Hills,
IL
US